Monday, December 26, 2011

(Almost) A Decade of Co-Sleeping

I snapped this picture sometime last week when I went to wake up the monkeys for Winter Camp. They look so sweet when they are sleeping, right? Little did I know that it would be one of the last times that they would share a bed.

Satchel and Jiro have had a bunk bed ever since we moved into our new house...nearly five years ago...but Satchel never had any interest in sleeping by himself.

As you can see from these drawings Warren and I did for the very first issue of Fertile Ground that we started co-sleeping from the get a double bed. Not a queen, a double.

When Satchel was one, we got a king sized bed. It was heaven. Then Jiro came along and it didn't feel so big anymore. When Jiro was a baby, I slept with him in the double and Warren and Satchel slept in the king. However, after Jiro was born, Warren went on a twelve week dig and it was just the three of us. I got a giggle out of these drawings I did for issue #8.

I really did love sharing a bed with the monkeys, but they can really take up some serious space! Even when they were way smaller, they were serious bed hogs.

Getting the bunk beds was awesome. They happily shared the bottom double for nearly five years. For the first few, one or both of them would find their way into the big bed with Warren and I, but as they got bigger, we got more adamant about them staying put.

I will miss seeing the two of them curled up together each morning, but I can understand why Satchel is finally ready to have his own space. And surprisingly, Jiro has taken it all in stride.

Of course there has been talk of who is going to sleep with which kitten.

1 comment:

Lone Star Ma said...

So sweet - what a big transition.

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